Thanksgiving myths debunked

POSTED: 09:31 AM PST Nov 19, 2012    UPDATED: 11:31 AM PDT Aug 01, 2014 

Think you know the real story of Thanksgiving? You may have been taken in by these Thanksgiving myths.

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Fact: There were wild turkeys around when the Pilgrims had their feast, but it's more likely the centerpiece of the meal was venison. The modern Thanksgiving meal was popularized by Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of the women's magazine Godey's Lady's Book in the mid-1800s.


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